United States v. Denver Pacific Railway Company - 99 U.S. 460 (1878)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Denver Pacific Railway Company, 99 U.S. 460 (1878)
United States v. Denver Pacific Railway Company
99 U.S. 460
The Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company is not liable for the debt incurred by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company on account of subsidy bonds, and although it is bound to perform the government service stipulated by the Pacific Railroad acts at the rates therein prescribed, and is subject to their provisions, so far as they are applicable to it, no part of the compensation due it for such service can be retained by the United States.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.